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Past articles by Meg:

Muni Matters: State, local governments facing their own labor squeeze

COVID-19’s impacts on the workforce have been well-documented as employees have fled their full-time jobs as part of the “Great Resignation” and employers have struggled to replac… → Read More

Bumble BFF has an MLM problem

Multi-level marketers are everywhere. But when someone tries to recruit you via a friendship app, it feels like even more of a violation. → Read More

Diversity, and diversity data, elusive for cities and towns

BOSTON – A few months ago, amid nationwide protests around racial injustice and police brutality, Lowell residents came to the City Council with a complaint: The makeup of City Hall did not r… → Read More

Jack Dunfey fondly remembered

LOWELL — John P. “Jack” Dunfey was a behind-the-scenes man. He never sought credit for the role he and his brother, Bob Dunfey, played in helping to negotiate peace in Northern Ireland,… → Read More

Regional dispatch center delayed again

TEWKSBURY — The opening of a new regional dispatch center has been delayed again, with the center now set to open in September. The Northern Middlesex Regional Emergency Communications Center, whic… → Read More

Tyngsboro’s first pot dispensary slated to open Friday – Lowell Sun

TYNGSBORO — The town’s first ever retail cannabis operation is set to open Friday for curbside pickup. Nature’s Remedy, a Massachusetts-based marijuana company with a cultivation and pr… → Read More

Dracut selectmen discuss relationship with DATV

DRACUT — Tensions on the Board of Selectmen flared Tuesday night as the members discussed the town’s relationship with Dracut Access Television, the nonprofit organization that broadcasts on … → Read More

Pandemic leaves grandparents, kids longing for closeness

LOWELL — Mill City resident Deb Belanger has been missing her grandkids. After schools and businesses shut their doors in March to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Belanger said she didn&#… → Read More

Twin sisters tackle coronavirus as Lowell General nurses

LOWELL — There’s not much in life that Elizabeth and Katherine Conole haven’t gone through together. The 25-year-old fraternal twins, who share a house in Tyngsboro, have been side by s… → Read More

Lowell police searching for unruly motorcyclists

LOWELL — Police are looking for two motorcyclists who allegedly fled from officers during attempted stops Sunday, according to Lowell Police Capt. James Hodgdon, who said one of the men allegedly s… → Read More

Lowell charter school $50,000 richer

LOWELL — Lowell Community Charter Public School has received a $50,000 grant from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. The school is one of 21 nationwide recipients of the Spark Opportunity G… → Read More

Women pair careers with unpaid household labor during coronavirus

LOWELL — Most days, Jessica Wilson starts her workday around 5 a.m. As the executive director of nonprofit organization Mill City Grows, she can typically get in about two hours of quiet work befor… → Read More

Dracut shows appreciation for Englesby teachers, staff

DRACUT — Last week, Englesby Elementary School staff opened the doors of their homes to find a welcome surprise. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, administrators worked with the PTO to deliver… → Read More

Lowell cancels annual July 4th celebration

LOWELL — In the latest blow to summer staples in the Merrimack Valley, the Mill City’s annual July Fourth Celebration has been canceled. The yearly event, which typically includes family acti… → Read More

Dracut resident wins honor for financial professionals

DRACUT — Local resident Brian McGrath, an adviser with Needham-based financial services firm The Bulfinch Group, has been honored as a qualifier in The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America&#8… → Read More

Emergency grants now available for Lowell small businesses

LOWELL — Applications are now available for the Lowell Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program, which is open to small, independently-owned retailers, restaurants, and personal service busin… → Read More

The Column: Meehan feels the pain

NEWSPAPERS, RESTAURANTS and thousands of other businesses are already feeling the pain of the pandemic’s deep impact on local, state and national economies. Labor market analysts predicted la… → Read More

Dracut selectmen to discuss possibility of appointing interim manager to full role

DRACUT — The Board of Selectmen will meet virtually Monday to discuss the search for a new town manager, a move that comes alongside a request from Interim Town Manager Ann Vandal that the board co… → Read More

Dracut selectmen candidate calls for delay in town manager search

DRACUT — A local elected official and candidate for the Board of Selectmen is calling for Dracut to suspend its town manager search — which is on hold due to the current public health emergency — u… → Read More

Housing authorities work to protect tenants

LOWELL — Tenants of Dracut Housing Authority properties have a new tool to help them stay safe in the age of the coronavirus pandemic — bright orange notices reading “Need Assistance” o… → Read More